Mini Cardamom-Spiced Apple-Cherry Crisps

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Mini Cardamom-Spiced Apple-Cherry Crisps are great for parties.

They won’t know what’s different about this version of everyone’s favorite apple crisp – they’ll just know it’s fantastic!  A mix of apples tossed with dried cherries, orange, and cardamom lend this staple an exotically delicious edge.  Note:  This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.

Serves: 4

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes



¼ cup dried cherries, chopped

¼ cup orange juice

2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced

1 small Macintosh apple, peeled and diced

2 TB dark brown sugar

1/4 tsp dried cardamom

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ginger



¼ cup flour

¼ cup old fashioned oats

1/8 tsp table salt

2 TB unsalted butter, melted



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine cherries and orange juice in a small glass bowl.  Microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through and cherries soften. Toss together orange/cherry mixture with remaining filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Fill 4, 4 oz ramekins evenly with filling.  To make topping; combine flour, oats, and salt in a small bowl.  Drizzle with melted butter and toss with a fork to combine. Evenly divide topping across filling, patting down to set.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is beginning to brown.